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Harold Adams Innis

(1894–1952) Innes was born in Otterville, Ontario on 5 November 1894. He died 8 November 1952 in Toronto, Ontario. Educated at McMaster University in Toronto (M.A., 1914) and the ...

Innis, Harold Adams

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The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2,967 words

...History , ed. M. Q. Innis (1956). ‘The Teaching of Economic History in Canada,’ in Essays in Canadian Economic History (1956), pp. 1–17. ‘Significant Factors in Canadian Economic Development,’ Essays in Canadian Economic History (1956), pp. 200–10. Further Reading Christian, W. (ed.), The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis (Toronto, 1980). Creighton, D. , Harold Adams Innis: Portrait of a Scholar (Toronto, 1957). Heyer, P. , Harold Innis (Toronto, 2003). Neill, R. F. , A New Theory of Value: the Canadian Economics of H.A. Innis Toronto, 1972)....

Innis, Harold Adams

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
611 words

...the social sciences. After Innis's death Mary Quayle Innis edited his Essays in Canadian economic history ( 1956 ). See also Jane Ward , ‘ The published works of H.A. Innis ’, Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science (May 1953) for a list of Innis's extensive publications; D. G. Creighton , Harold Adams Innis: portrait of a scholar (1957, 2nd edn 1978); the chapter on Innis in Carl Berger , The writing of Canadian history: aspects of Canadian historical writing: 1900-1970 (1976); Graeme Patterson , ‘ Harold Innis and the writing of...

Harold Adams Innis

Harold Adams Innis  

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(1894–1952)Innes was born in Otterville, Ontario on 5 November 1894. He died 8 November 1952 in Toronto, Ontario. Educated at McMaster University in Toronto (M.A., 1914) and the University ...
staple theory

staple theory  

An explanation of economic growth in new countries of European settlement, was first developed by the Canadian historian Harold Innis, refined by the Americans R. E. Baldwin and Douglas North ...
W.J. Eccles

W.J. Eccles  

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(b.1917).Willam John Eccles was born in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, and came to Canada in 1928. He served in the rcaf/raf (1941–5) before attending MacDonald College and McGill University (B.A. ...
William John Alexander Donald

William John Alexander Donald  

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(1890–1960)Donald was born in Sarnia, Ontario on April 29 1990. He died in 1960 in New York City. He was educated at McMaster University and the University of Chicago ...
William Archibald Mackintosh

William Archibald Mackintosh  

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(1895–1970)Mackintosh was born in Madoc, Ontario on 21 May 1895. He died on 23 December 1970 at Kingston, Ontario. He was educated at Queen's University and Harvard University (M.A. ...
Laurentian thesis

Laurentian thesis  

The Laurentian thesis responded to the continentalist implications of the frontier thesis by arguing that Canada was founded on an east–west axis—at the heart of which was the St Lawrence ...
Adam Shortt

Adam Shortt  

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(1859–1931)Shortt was born in Kilworth, Ontario in 1859, and died in Ottawa in 1931. Educated informally at a Mechanics Institute outside Walkerton and later at Walkerton High School and ...
D.G. Creighton

D.G. Creighton  

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(1902–79).Donald Grant Creighton was born in Toronto and educated at the University of Toronto. He never lived for long away from his birthplace and its vicinity, except for a ...
beaver

beaver  

The beaver is often taken as a type of industry, from its habit of gnawing through tree-trunks to make dams. Recorded from Old English (in form beofor) and of Germanic origin, the word comes ...
Biography and memoirs in English

Biography and memoirs in English  

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At their best, biography and autobiography are forms that encourage a high development of literary art; but they are also genres in which amateurs, with neither art nor craftsmanship, are ...
history and historians

history and historians  

The earliest histories of the colonies that would form Canada were written by promoters of settlement and investment to confirm and measure material and political progress or, in the case ...
Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan  

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(1911–80),Canadian scholar. His influential studies of the media of communication and the role of technology in society include The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962), which ...
communication

communication  

The result of any action (physical, written, or verbal) that conveys meanings between two individuals. In the context of marketing, the marketer wants the communication, in the form of a promotional ...
beaver

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
301 words

...by Indians to the French, English, and Dutch. They were the mainstay of the early Canadian fur trade , even as it diversified after 1700 to include many other furs. The beaver's need for elaborate dams and a lodge (its ‘heavy fixed capital’ in the words of the economist Harold Adams Innis ) made it an easy prey for trappers, especially after iron and steel tools came into use. The beaver's existence was also threatened by 19th- and 20th-century farmers, who felled trees and drained land. The conservationist Grey Owl campaigned tirelessly for the beaver in...

Fisheries and Fish Processing

Fisheries and Fish Processing   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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5,278 words
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...utilized of all the oceans. Bulk harvesting has included the northern cod Grand Banks fishery of Newfoundland conducted by the English (West Country), French (Basque, Brittany), and Portuguese. The five-century history of that fishery inspired a major early economic study, Harold Adams Innis's The Cod Fisheries: The History of an International Economy (Toronto, reprinted 1978 ), and it influenced his staples thesis of economic development, that is, the way economic development is directed toward concentration on staples for export to more highly...

Audience

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Current Version:
2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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11,691 words

...books, films, videos, and CDs may amass audiences across weeks or months, depending on genre, marketing, and popularity, again trailing off forever in theory. Cultural monuments such as Homer or Shakespeare may accumulate mass audiences over centuries or even millennia. As Harold Adams Innis notes ( 1951 ), media that collect people across time generally have a more sacred status than those that collect people across space; it is no accident that shrines and classics provide the handiest examples of mass audiences dispersed across long periods of time....

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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2012

... has its premiere on Broadway Green Pastures, The The Oxford Dictionary of Plays 1 1930s 20th century Performing arts Theatre Literature American literature Literature in English Drama United States 1930 1930 In The Fur Trade in Canada Harold Innis traces the economic development linking the trade and the nation Innis, Harold (1894–1952) The Oxford Companion to Canadian History 1 1930s 20th century Commerce and industry Society Canada 1930 1930 The Hays Code sets exacting standards of public decency in US movies Hays Code A Dictionary of Media and...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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2012

...Salt March A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1930s Politics Protest and rebellion British empire European empires from 1415 Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) Europe Empires 1930 1930 In The Fur Trade in Canada Harold Innis traces the economic development linking the trade and the nation Innis, Harold (1894–1952) The Oxford Companion to Canadian History 1 1930s Commerce and industry Society North America Canada 1930 1930 The Hays Code sets exacting standards of public decency in US movies Hays Code A Dictionary of Media and...

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